Cabot (NYSE:CBT) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Cabot (NYSE:CBT) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cabot earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.9179377028974 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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CBT stock traded up $1.01 during trading on Monday, hitting $55.94. 154,867 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 479,961. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,395.07, a PE ratio of 16.31, a P/E/G ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.40. Cabot has a 1 year low of $50.21 and a 1 year high of $68.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 1.63 and a quick ratio of 1.02.

Cabot (NYSE:CBT) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $720.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $653.54 million. Cabot had a return on equity of 15.01% and a net margin of 2.30%. Cabot’s quarterly revenue was up 17.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.84 EPS. analysts anticipate that Cabot will post 4.06 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cabot from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. ValuEngine upgraded Cabot from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Cabot in a report on Thursday, February 8th. SunTrust Banks upgraded Cabot from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Robert W. Baird started coverage on Cabot in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $72.00 price objective for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $72.29.

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Cabot Company Profile

Cabot Corporation is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The Company operates through four business segments: reinforcement materials, performance chemicals, purification solutions and specialty fluids. Reinforcement materials’ rubber grade carbon blacks are used to enhance the physical properties of the systems and applications in which they are incorporated.

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